Monday, June 6, 2011

DC Reveals DCU GOTHAM GIRLS & BAT-Titles

From Newsarama.com by Michael Doran
Batgirl by Gail Simone confirmed, along with 3 other "Women of Gotham City" titles. Here's DC:

"The highly-anticipated new series from the multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins inBATWOMAN #1.

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Batgirl’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as dark secrets from her past in BATGIRL #1, the stunning debut issue from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone and artists Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

"Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in CATWOMAN #1, written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Guillem March.

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The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch. Mystery novelist ands comics writer Duane Swierczynski teams up with Jesus Saiz for BIRDS OF PREY #1, the first issue of the hard-hitting new series."


The start of the business week brings another round of reveals from DC Entertainment about the titles and creative teams for their new "revamped" line-up beginning in September 2011. Monday morining offers fans a look at the DCU creative teams for flagship titles Detective Comics and Batman.
"In the first BATMAN #1 since 1930, New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder teams up with superstar artist Greg Capullo in his DC Comics debut! In the series, Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.

"DC Comics’ flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever in DETECTIVE COMICS #1by acclaimed writer/artist Tony Daniel. Marking the first time Batman will appear in a debut issue of Detective Comics, the series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper."
Two other Batman titles have been confirmed by DC to be returning in September: Batman and Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, and writer/artist David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight with help on art from Jay Fabok.

Tomasi and Gleason, who formerly worked together on Green Lantern Corps, were already announced as the regular creative team on Batman and Robin last year, although their run was delayed and ended up only lasting three issues. They'll launch the new title with Bruce Wayne as Batman and his son Damian as Robin, protecting Gotham City as father and son."
"This is the first time we're seeing Bruce Wayne and his son Damian acting as a team, together, as Batman and Robin. Previously, it had been just a father/son role or mentor and student, but this is the first time they are actually working together as a team," DC's Batman editor Mike Marts comics told the website IGN. "That's going to be very interesting because here you have a family dynamic of father and son who have the most unique relationship, and not the most perfect of relationships. That will provide for a lot of interesting stories."

Batman: The Dark Knight is solicited as "a twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, a jail for Gotham City's most dangerous and criminally deranged."
"I think that's what I'm most excited about, is drawing Arkham Asylum," Finch told Newsarama about the title last month. "There are some great visuals, and there are a lot of villains who are off the street right now, that I can take advantage of for a while before we put them back in their cells."
Finch's title had already launched with a new #1 issue in December 2010, but delays plagued the series, with a second issue not shipping until March and the third issue expected later this month. But Finch was doing art alone at that time. July's Issue #4 and August's #5 will feature art by Fabok, who calls Finch his "mentor." The fifth issue will apparently wrap up that title's first story arc to make room for the new #1 story. Finch told Newsarama that he's dedicated to continuing the series on a monthly basis with "temporary" help from Fabok.
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